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John 20:1,2 “early of night” or ‘early of morning’?

8 Aug

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GE:  God willing, I want to reproduce here the discussion between  John317 and myself on the translation and interpretation of  John 20:1, extracted from another page and here presented,  ordered to incidental sequence for the purpose of giving an  uninterrupted overview so that EACH MAN can make his  own and decisive conclusion about the matter from a  complete impression of the discourse.   Of grave and immediate consequences is the translation of  John 20:1 with very, very far reaching implications and  consequences.  God be with you as you may read.

Krause:  Most people walk in and out of your life, but FRIENDS leave  footprints in your heart.

Moderator:  The subject is toxic.

GE:  I am God’s dog; I live on the crumbs that fall off his table  loaded with the Bread of Life! Man, and am I having a feast!  The guests at table wipe so much Bread off the table they  scarcely taste a crumb themselves! It’s fine with me to go  sniff for God’s Word on the forum’s trash heap … just fine,  thanks! Ja, I must scavenge among a lot of real toxic stuff  from the regulars’ smartly decorated tables; and sometimes  even dig the Word out from under their vomit over me. The Word’s crumbs though have marvellous healing properties  and never get bad or taste bad. I’m a dog in my seventh  heaven … won’t swop for any other place on earth!  You are all cordially invited to come over for the Feast on  the threads’ trash heap, fellas! Discovered nice bones there buried deep or lying scattered all over! Just the stuff for a Bull Terrier! … and of course, it’s JUST THE PLACE FOR  THOSE WHO LIKE A DOGS’ BRAWL!

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The Heart of the Gospel – Die Hart van die Evangelie – Laaste Pasga-Lyding van Jesus Christus

21 Jun

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A) Aanloop tot Jesus se Laaste Pasga-Lydingsfees

(Volgorde volgens plekke en gebeurtenisse tydens reise)


Tempelwyding in Jerusalem

Johannes 10:22-39

Dit was Inwydingsfees (van die tempel) in Jerusalem en winter.

Ἐγένετο τότε τὰ ἐνκαίνια ἐν τοῖς Ἱεροσολύμοις· χειμὼν ἦν· 

It was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.

23 En Jesus het oor die pilaarstoep van Salomo gestap.

καὶ περιεπάτει ὁ Ἰησοῦς ἐν τῷ ἱερῷ ἐν τῇ στοᾷ τοῦ Σολομῶνος. 

And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon’s porch.

24 Die Jode het om hom kom staan en vir Hom gesê: Hoe lank

ἐκύκλωσαν οὖν αὐτὸν οἱ Ἰουδαῖοι καὶ ἔλεγον αὐτῷ Ἕως πότε

Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long

nog gaan jy ons siel vertoorn? As jy die Gesalfde is, sê ons!

τὴν ψυχὴν ἡμῶν αἴρεις; εἰ σὺ εἶ ὁ Χριστός, εἰπὸν ἡμῖν παρρησίᾳ. 

dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.

25 Jesus het hulle geantwoord … 30 Ek en die Vader is Een.

ἀπεκρίθη αὐτοῖς ὁ Ἰησοῦς … 30 ἐγὼ καὶ ὁ Πατὴρ ἕν ἐσμεν.

Jesus answered them … 30 I and my Father are One.

31 Toe tel die Jode klippe op dat hulle Hom kon stenig,

Ἐβάστασαν πάλιν λίθους οἱ Ἰουδαῖοι ἵνα λιθάσωσιν αὐτόν. 

Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.

39 en het Hom ook toe probeer vang,

Ἐζήτουν οὖν αὐτὸν πάλιν πιάσαι·

Therefore they sought again to take him :

maar Hy het uit hul hand uit weggestap.

καὶ ἐξῆλθεν ἐκ τῆς χειρὸς αὐτῶν.

but he escaped out of their hand


Weg na die opper-Jordaan

Johannes 10:40-42

40 Hy het weer vertrek na die opper-Jordaan na die plek

Καὶ ἀπῆλθεν πάλιν πέραν τοῦ Ἰορδάνου εἰς τὸν τόπον

He went away again beyond Jordan into the place

waar Johannes eers gedoop het [Mt3:1 Lk3:3] en daar vertoef.

ὅπου ἦν Ἰωάνης τὸ πρῶτον βαπτίζων, καὶ ἔμενεν ἐκεῖ. 

where John at first baptized; and there he abode.

41 En baie het na Hom gekom en gesê: Wel het Johannes

καὶ πολλοὶ ἦλθον πρὸς αὐτὸν καὶ ἔλεγον ὅτι Ἰωάνης μὲν

And many resorted unto Him, and said, John did no

geen teken verrig nie, maar wat hy ookal oor hierdie man gesê

σημεῖον ἐποίησεν οὐδέν, πάντα δὲ ὅσα εἶπεν Ἰωάνης περὶ τούτου

miracle: but all things that John spake of this man

het, was waar. 42 En baie het daar in Hom geglo.

ἀληθῆ ἦν. 42 καὶ πολλοὶ ἐπίστευσαν εἰς αὐτὸν ἐκεῖ.

were true. 42  And many believed on him there.


Oor Tirus en Sidon

Markus 7:24(-30)

Hy het vandaar vertrek en gegaan na gebiede in Tirus, en

Ἐκεῖθεν δὲ ἀναστὰς ἀπῆλθεν εἰς τὰ ὅρια Τύρου.

And from thence he arose, and went into the borders of Tyre …

in ’n huis gaan bly Hy wou hê niemand moes weet waar nie;

Καὶ εἰσελθὼν εἰς οἰκίαν οὐδένα ἤθελεν γνῶναι,

and entered into an house, and would have no man know it:

maar dit kon nie geheim bly nie.

καὶ οὐκ ἠδυνάσθη λαθεῖν· 

but he could not be hid.

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A.T. Robertson Mark 16,2

5 Dec

A.T. Robertson on Matthew 28:1 and Mark 16:2.

Robertson’s Word Pictures of the New Testament

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Now late on the sabbath as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week (opse de sabbatwn, th epipwskoush eiί mian sabbatwn). This careful chronological statement according to Jewish days clearly means that before the sabbath was over, that is before six P.M., this visit by the women was made “to see the sepulchre” (qeorhsai ton tapon). They had seen the place of burial on Friday afternoon (Mark 15:47; Matthew 27:61; Luke 23:55). They had rested on the sabbath after preparing spices and ointments for the body of Jesus (Luke 23:56), a sabbath of unutterable sorrow and woe. They will buy other spices after sundown when the new day has dawned and the sabbath is over (Mark 16:1). Both Matthew here and Luke (Luke 23:54) use dawn (epipwskw) for the dawning of the twenty-four hour-day at sunset, not of the dawning of the twelve-hour day at sunrise. The Aramaic used the verb for dawn in both senses. The so-called Gospel of Peter has epipwskw in the same sense as Matthew and Luke as does a late papyrus. Apparently the Jewish sense of “dawn” is here expressed by this Greek verb. Allen thinks that Matthew misunderstands Mark at this point, but clearly Mark is speaking of sunrise and Matthew of sunset. Why allow only one visit for the anxious women?

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“In the end of the Sabbath / Late on the Sabbath Day …”, Mt.28:1


My friend from South Africa, you are indeed most magnanimous in your display of hyperbole and backbush rhetoric. You presume that no one but you have studied the scripture and can ever understand its truth. I gave my reasons in the quote from A.T. Robertson, Ma, DD, LittD, professor of New Testament and Greek, writer of the Life of Christ and a notable Baptist. I should think he has a little more weight than you have thus far demonstrated. I shall believe him and his viewpoint. Have you read his harmony of the gospels? Have you read anyone’s harmony of the gospels?

Many of us have years of study and we are not ignorant of scripture, as you presume. End of argument from my point of view. I shall continue to regard Sunday, the first day of the week, and the day our blessed Lord rose from the tomb, and the day we honour our Lord with worship and the gathering of the saints. The scripture is plain to me.

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